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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-4655

Buffer overflow in the Strcmp function in the XKEYBOARD extension in X Window System X11R6.4 and earlier, as used in SCO UnixWare 7.1.3 and Sun Solaris 8 through 10, allows local users to gain privileges via a long _XKB_CHARSET environment variable value.
Publish Date : 2006-09-09 Last Update Date : 2018-10-17
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) OverflowGain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Buffer Overflow Vulnerability in libX11 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1798 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2006-4655

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS SCO Unixware 7.1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS SUN Solaris 8.0 * X86 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS SUN Solaris 8.0 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS SUN Solaris 9.0 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS SUN Solaris 9.0 * X86 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS SUN Solaris 10.0 * X86 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS SUN Solaris 10.0 * Sparc * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
SCO Unixware 1
SUN Solaris 6

- References For CVE-2006-4655
VUPEN ADV-2006-3529
BID 19905 X.Org X Window Server LibX11 XKEYBOARD Extension Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2007-12-18
SECTRACK 1016806
VUPEN ADV-2006-3525
XF xorg-libx11-xkeyboard-bo(28820)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1798
BUGTRAQ 20060908 [RISE-2006001] X11R6 XKEYBOARD extension Strcmp() buffer overflow

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-4655

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